Posté le: Mar 6 Nov - 06:56 (2018) Sujet du message: Lionel Messi is nearing full fitness
LIONEL MESSI’s Barcelona team-mates have been “scarred” in his absence, according to Sergi Roberto. That’s despite the Catalan club winning four from four without the Argentine maestro. Messi was forced off just 26 minutes into a sbobet8888 4-2 win over Sevilla, who were top of the table before their visit to the Nou Camp last month, with a fractured radial bone in his right arm. That saw him miss a Champions League group stage win at home to Inter Milan, a 5-1 thrashing of rivals sbobet8888 Real Madrid and a last-gasp 3-2 away win at Rayo Vallecano last weekend. But Messi returned to full first-team training last week and has travelled with the Barca squad to Italy for their reverse clash with Inter at San Siro tonight (8pm). Barca boss Ernesto Valverde has admitted: “Leo is at the point where he could be available but we have to wait. We will not take risks. Of course, it is sbobet8888necessary to get Messi back as soon as possible.” And with the Catalan club’s talisman and captain nearing a return, the versatile Roberto admits the 31-year-old was sorely missed despite an improved run of form without him. Speaking to the press yesterday, right-back Roberto said: "Without Leo we aren't so strong, but we have shown that we are a great team.